July 24 2017
From that coveted runner's high to improved sleep, creativity and memory, Team WR breaks down the mental benefits of running.
A beautiful bottle, water purifier and conversation-starter all in one, the Box Appetit Eau Good Glass includes a stick of Binchotan charcoal. The Japanese-style purifier removes chemicals while introducing minerals into your H2O. The container also comes with a stretchy cloth sleeve to ensure your bottle stays in one piece.
Stance running socks are so comfy, we even sleep in them, so when they announced the spring line, we were tickled to check out the designs. The Fusion Run Recovery Crew is a go-to for feet to feel fancy but chafe-free on the run. Warning: These socks do run snug, but they’re great for narrow feet.
Clif Bar has made a great long-run chew for years, so any new flavor is a welcome addition to our race-day menu. The Ginger Ale Bloks have a light gingery flavor that goes down easy and tastes great (other 2017 releases include spearmint and salted watermelon). We love the packaging too—it’s easy to pop one out at a time and stash in a belt between chews.
Silicone-tipped, stainless-steel Klean Kanteen Reusable Straws are the latest must-have accessory you never knew you needed. Running buddies don’t let running buddies sip yummy, organic smoothies through chemical-filled plastics.
Do you ever feel like your earphones just don’t fit? Decibullz hears you. Not only are the Decibullz Custom-Fit Bluetooth Wireless Earphones light enough to wear on the run, their new custom-molded earphones (it’s easy to do!) are Bluetooth-ready and sweat-proof too.
Health Warrior has branched out from chia seeds for the first time, and the results are tasty. The new Honey Cracked Pepper With Turmeric Pumpkin Seed Bars have a simple list of savory ingredients—ideal for those who don’t want anything too sweet. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, so grab this flavor post-run to be good to your joints.
Love him or hate him, Tom Brady knows how to perform on game day. He credits his consistency, in part, to getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why the Patriot partnered with Under Armour to create the line of Athlete Recovery Sleepwear, including this Short Sleeve and Shorts ($80 and $60, underarmour.com). The pieces are lined with a bioceramic print, meant to absorb body heat and create infrared energy, which reduces inflammation and increases blood flow. Pre-race PJs!
We tried and liked the first iteration of this shoe, but the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low 2 really has us swooning. The most notable attribute is the slip-on design, where the upper is all one piece (no separate tongue). The shoe still fits perfectly, runs smoothly and lightly and offers that excellent cushioning for longer runs. The colors don’t stink either!